Amanda Nagurney lives in Naugatuck with her family and works at the Howard Whittemore Library cataloging books. She was raised in Glastonbury, Connecticut where she worked at the Welles-Turner Memorial Library. Amanda attended the University of Connecticut and is currently completing certification at Western Connecticut State University to become a math teacher. Her interests include Girl Scouting, math tutoring, having fun with her kids, and reading books from a wide range of genres. Amanda earned her private pilot's license in 2002 while living in Portland, Oregon.